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How much control should you have over your firm?

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Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin hold around 30 per cent of the outstanding stock but have absolute control over the corporation since they own most of the voting shares.

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Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (wearing the Google Glass) hold around 30 per cent of the outstanding stock but have absolute control over the corporation since they own most of the voting shares.

AS a firm's ownership structure affects the incentives, behaviour and, ultimately, the performance of family members, managers and other stakeholders in the firm, it is therefore essential to get the formula right. Designing a sound ownership structure will resolve the allocation of voting...

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